erbsen has big day in OK City
Jeremy Erbsen crushed the 100-backstroke school record and became the first College of Idaho swimmer to reach the evening finals since 2009, highlighting Day 2 of the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The junior became the first C of I swimmer to crack the 54-second barrier with his time of 53.68 in the preliminaries. Erbsen followed it up with a seventh-place finish in the consolation final with a time of 53.96 - the first Yote to reach the final since John Green qualified in the evening 100-freestyle event three years ago.
Erbsen also played a key role in a pair of men's relay teams which qualified for the consolation finals - as the 200-free relay placed sixth (1:34.22) and the 400-medley relay recorded the second-fastest time in program history (3:46.74) with a fifth-place finish. The Coyote men have 22 team points heading into tomorrow, sitting in 15th-place, just five points behind 14th-place Vanguard.
The Lady Yotes qualified for a pair of consolation finals in the 400-medley relay (4:37.29) and the 200-free relay (1:48.56) - giving the team six team points, alone in 17th-place.
Two C of I swimmers failed to advance to the finals today - as Chrissie Younggren placed 20th in the 400-IM (5:02.94), with Lucas Hill breaking his own school record in placing 20th in the 400-IM (4:25.63),
The final day of the competition will feature Younggren in the 1,650-free, Erbsen in the 200-back, and Hill in the 200-fly, with both C of I teams competing in the 400-free relay.